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Italy, Ireland to screen ‘Hendi and Hormoz’

‘Hendi and Hormoz’ is to go on screen at two international film events in Italy and Ireland.

Iran and the Czech Republic coproduction ‘Hendi and Hormoz’ by Abbas Amini has been picked to go on screen at two international film events in Italy and Ireland.

The Queen’s Film Theatre which is a small independent cinema at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland will host ‘Hendi and Hormoz’ on October 19, 2019.

The 1st edition of UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) will also screen the movie followed by review session of the flick.

The event is scheduled for October 25-27, 2019 in the Italian city of Florence.

'Hendi & Hormoz' takes place on Iran’s Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf, where hematite deposits in the soil turn the ocean waves blood-red. 16-year-old Hormoz is married to Hendi, three years his junior, after he promises that he can work as a miner.

But the young man finds closed doors instead of a job. Gradually the game of life becomes serious and dangerous for both kids.

Hamed Alipour, Zohreh Eslami and Mohammad Banouj are among the stars of the flick.

'Hendi & Hormoz' has been honored with prestigious awards at various film events, including special jury award from the 1st Iranian Film Festival New York and best film award at the 4th CineIran Festival in Toronto.

The NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema) at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran also honored the film.